Paul Clayson

Paul Clayson

Principal Consultant

With more than 15 years of commercial experience in both Mobile Network Operators and specialist recruitment firms, Paul adds value to recruitment processes through his knowledge of the Telecommunications industry and his access to a significant network of high calibre professionals.

As Principal Consultant covering the SE Asia region Paul advises on bespoke recruitment solutions for Mobile Network Operator clients. Paul's consultative approach has proven to be successful when bringing in key hires within the industry or indeed from other industries including but not limited to Financial Services, Banking, Digital Services, Aviation and FMCG. Paul's experience encompasses Executive Search, Market Mapping, Compensation & Benefits advisory, Strategic advertising and Competency based interviewing.

Originally from London, Paul lives in Singapore and travels across the Asia Pacific region partnering with clients.

Key Specialism:

Creating and developing long term strategic partnerships that create value for Mobile Network Operator clients in the SE Asia region

  • Chief Technology & Information Officer
  • Group Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Group Head Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Group Head Product & Market Segmentation
  • Vice President, Network Operations
  • Vice President, Network Optimisation
  • Senior Vice President, Network Build
  • Senior Vice President & Head of PMO
  • Senior Vice President, Market Segments


"Paul is the most professional, personable and specialist recruiter I ever had a chance to work with. His approach towards the whole process is very unique, detailed yet quick and also with loads of homework before starting the process. He is very diligent in matching his clients with the right fit professional after a very exhaustive review and assessment of the candidate. He is very reasonable and listens thoroughly to understand the candidate's issues or concerns and addresses them rightly. The best part about him is his anticipation of the situation to come and hence a ready solution at hand.

Paul is a gifted professional who has tremendous industry knowledge and network across continents. He maintains strong relations even after closing the search and follows up personally on how the progress is. I have seen him research very hard on upcoming trends in the industry and try to engage with leading operators in anticipation of what would be needed in near future and also to identify non-core needs of the telecommunication industry.

Thanks Paul, I look forward to stay connected with you and may be engage again to identify specialized needs as we try to shape the industry for "what’s next"."

Arjun Varma | Head of Postpaid, Devices and Roaming at MAXIS

"I've worked with Paul on several job opportunities. The search for candidates with high analytical skills turned out to be an almost impossible job, as these are a highly scarce resource, thus hard to find and sometimes commanding a too high price tag. Working with Paul was a charm, he didn't just limit his search to local candidates in Malaysia or Singapore but got us some real good additions from other parts of the world. Paul is a very good listener and understands very quickly what are the main points and characteristics that you as a client are looking for. Paul helped my division tremendously in recruiting some rare talents who turned out to be a perfect match from their personality and integration, a real asset on top. I can truly recommend Paul as a recruiter.”